It is fastelavn, the Sunday before Lent, the period of carnival. And a period filled with traditions in the kitchen. I am writing a book about lent and it's traditions (in Norwegian) and part of the book will consentrate on food. Of course I will share it with you here in The Blue Café.
From my childhood I have brought with me the tradition of eating "fastelavnsboller" (sweet rolls) on the Sunday of Fastelavn. Marta and I baked the rolls Saturday. I am not giving any recipe here as I suppose we all have our favorite recipe for sweet rolls. Please give me a hint if you want me to send you mine.
Today we invited my parents over, and we ate the filled fastelavnsboller. Half of the rolls in the photo are filled with whiped cream and half are filled with "trollkrem" - cowberries whiped with egg whites and alot of sugar.
I would love to hear about your carnival and lent traditions in the kitchen.